Òlòtūré, a Nigerian movie made by Ebonylife films, was screened in Los Angeles, USA, in conjunction with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in a night to remember.
The event played host to many Hollywood stakeholders along with power players from the Nigerian scene including Ebonylife head honcho, Mo Abudu.
The movie, according to the Ebonylife YouTube channel is Set in Nigeria, Òlòtūré is the story of a young, naïve Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking. Unused to this brutal environment, crawling with ruthless traders and pimps, Òlòtūré finds warmth and friendship with Blessing, Linda and Beauty, the prostitutes she lives with. However, she gets drawn into their lifestyle and finds it difficult to cope. In her quest to uncover the truth, this rookie reporter pays the ultimate price – one that takes her on the verge of no return.
The movie was directed by Kenneth Gynag and written by Yinka Ogun, it also has a star studded cast including Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Omowunmi Dada, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Wofai Fada, Beverly Osu, Bukola Oladipupo, Pearl Okorie, Ikechukwu Onanaku, David Jones David, Sambasa Nzeribe and Omawumi Megbele.
Speaking on the movie, Mo Abudu said that such a controversial topic was always going to be difficult to shoot, but that shining a light on it and talking about it is also necessary.
“Òlòtūré explores a world very few people know anything about, and that had to be dealt with in a particular way,” she says. “It’s not a documentary, but it addresses real issues most of our society doesn’t see, harnessing the talents of some of the country’s top actors and filmmakers to produce a film that is both intelligent and profound – and breaks bold new genre and stylistic ground for Nollywood.”
Òlòtūré will hit cinemas and streaming platforms soon.